As well as being compared against other digicams, the Olympus C-5000 Zoom is also often compared to travel zooms and compacts. The Olympus C-5000 Zoom's top rivals come from Casio (such as the Exilim EX-ZR300) and Kodak (such as the DC5000)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-5000 Zoom compared to other digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (105×74×46 mm) vs professional size (140×89×83 mm)), is newer (august 2003 vs june 2000), is thinner (1.8" vs 3.3"), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/400 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 30 mm).

Kodak DC5000

Kodak DC5000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DC5000 (vs the C-5000 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 30 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DC5000 (vs the C-5000 Zoom)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/400 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DC5000 and C-5000 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

HP Photosmart 715

HP Photosmart 715
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Photosmart 715 (vs the C-5000 Zoom)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 34 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the Photosmart 715 (vs the C-5000 Zoom)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Photosmart 715 and C-5000 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-5000 Zoom compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (134k dots vs 460k dots), is much larger (mid size (105×74×46 mm) vs compact (105×59×29 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Casio Exilim EX-ZR300

Casio Exilim EX-ZR300
8 years newer
$842

Significant advantages of the EX-ZR300 (vs the C-5000 Zoom)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Compact (105×59×29 mm) vs Mid size (105×74×46 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the EX-ZR300 (vs the C-5000 Zoom)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the EX-ZR300 and C-5000 Zoom

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus C-5000 Zoom compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (1.8" vs 1.5"), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/3" 5.27x3.96mm), is newer (august 2003 vs february 2003), supports an external flash and slightly longer exposures (16 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (105×74×46 mm) vs compact (105×52×36 mm)), is thicker (1.8" vs 1.4"), is significantly heavier (280 g vs 206 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8
6 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P8 (vs the C-5000 Zoom)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×52×36 mm) vs Mid size (105×74×46 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly lighter: 206 g vs 280 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P8 (vs the C-5000 Zoom)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-P8 and C-5000 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel